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Retro Gaming July 2022 (1 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 3-July-2022  15:38:01 (GMT +10) - by Agg

This month's "Retro Let's Play" is Donkey Kong from 1981, and many other versions. Come with me while I take you on the short journey of the genesis of my video game love affair. Earlier on yes, Space Invaders and others had certainly caught my eye, but once I laid eyes on that brown timber Donkey Kong arcade machine it was 'game over'. From 1982 onward I thought of two things and two things only, Sharon Kirby and Donkey Kong (and not always in that order). Now I don't know where Sharon is today, but Donkey Kong has stayed with me this whole time.

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Meanwhile this month's "Retro Racing" game is Diddy Kong Racing from 1997 on the N64. Diddy Kong Racing is a 1997 racing video game developed and published by Rare for the Nintendo 64. The game is set on Timber's Island and revolves around Diddy Kong and his friends' attempt to defeat the intergalactic antagonist, a wizarding pig named Wizpig, through winning a series of races. The player can take control of any of the featured characters throughout the game. Diddy Kong Racing features five worlds with four racetracks each, and the ability to drive a car, hovercraft, or pilot an aeroplane.

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Or if you think you're a fast typist, see how you compare in our monkeytype thread.

Sunday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 3-July-2022  14:24:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Video Cards:
Palit GeForce GTX 1630 4GB Dual on Guru3D.
Gainward GeForce GTX 1630 Ghost Review - Challenging the AMD RX 6400 on TechPowerUp.
ASRock Radeon RX 6600 Challenger D 8G on OCInside.
ASRock Radeon RX 6950 XT OC Formula on Tweaktown.

Audio Visual:
ThieAudio Elixir In-Ear Monitors Review - Got Wood? on TechPowerUp.
AnkerWork B600 Video Bar on LanOC.
Quick Look: FiiO K5 Pro ESS Desktop DAC/Amplifier on TechPowerUp.
Razer Barracuda Pro Gaming & Street Headset on MadShrimps.
Cardo PackTalk Bold Duo JBL Communications System on NikKTech.
FiiO FA7s 6 Balanced Armature In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.

Input Etc:
EVGA X12 Gaming Mouse on TechPowerUp.
AQIRYS ALUDRA TKL Gaming Keyboard on MadShrimps.
Cooler Master CK721 Review: An Innovative Wireless Keyboard on HotHardware.
Wooting 60HE keyboard on LanOC.
ADATA XPG Alpha Review: An Ergonomic Gaming Mouse That Delivers on HotHardware.
YUNZII Keynovo IF98 Gasket Mounted Hot-Swap Keyboard on TechPowerUp.

Kingston FURY Beast DDR5-5200 2x16GB DDR5 RAM on APHNetworks.
TeamGroup Xtreem DDR4-4000 CL15 2x 16 GB Engineering Sample - Overclockers Dream on TechPowerUp.

Power Supply:
FSP Dagger Pro (850W PSU) on Guru3D.
FSP Hydro GT Pro 850W Gold PSU on FunkyKit.
Phanteks Revolt X 1200W Power Supply Unit on NikKTech.

LIVA One A300 Mini-PC – Is FSR enough for Ryzen 5600G 1080P Gaming? on BabelTechReviews.
ID-Cooling SE-207-XT Advanced CPU Air Cooler on Tweaktown.
Colorful CVN Z690M Gaming Frozen V20 motherboard on NeoSeeker.
Linksys Atlas Max 6E Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi on Tweaktown.
Silicon Power UD90 500GB & 1TB M.2 NVMe SSDs on NikKTech.
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: FSR 2.0 Review game on TechPowerUp.

Retro Misc Pics (15 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 1-July-2022  14:49:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

It's been a very busy week, so here's retro misc pics from December 2009.

11th December 2009:

19th December 2009 (last one possibly NSFW):

29th December 2009:

I also found linked in that month the article on our previous hosting setup. We're now hosted by Micron21 of course, but it was interesting to revisit the days when I owned the hardware. :)

BlueRaven's Tool Reviews (2 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 1-July-2022  00:46:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg

BlueRaven has reviewed the Kyoritsu KEW1021R Multimeter AND the SKIL 4V Li-Ion Screwdriver. As some of you may know, I started an apprenticeship (Certificate III in Electronics & Communications) at the beginning of the year, which entitled me to some reimbursement for PPE, tools, uniform etc.

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Friday Morning Reviews (1 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 1-July-2022  00:18:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Netac NV7000 2 TB M.2 NVMe SSD on TechPowerUP.
Silicon Power UD90 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD on FunkyKit.
HP FX900 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.
ASUSTOR Nimbustor 2 (AS5202T) Two-Bay NAS on Tweaktown.
ADATA Elite SE880 1TB External SSD on Tweaktown.
Solidigm D7-P5520 7.68TB Enterprise SSD on Tweaktown.
Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB Solid State Drive on APHNetworks.

Motherboard & CPU:
ASRock Z690 Taichi Intel LGA1700 Motherboard on OCInside.
Core i9-12900KS Review: Intel’s Fastest Alder Lake CPU Tested on HotHardware.
MSI MPG X570S Carbon EK X on TechPowerUp.

Fractal Design Pop Air RGB Black TG on Guru3D.
Fractal Design Pop Air RGB on TechPowerUp.
Fractal Design Pop Air RGB Case on ThinkComputers.

DEEPCOOL AK400 Performance CPU Air Cooler on Tweaktown.
DeepCool LS720 360mm AIO CPU Cooler on FunkyKit.
DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler on APHNetworks.

Misc Pics (21 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 24-June-2022  14:10:55 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Axe and Simon this week!

Friday Morning Reviews (1 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 24-June-2022  00:30:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
Razer Leviathan V2 gaming soundbar on Guru3D.
MOONDROP Chu In-Ear Monitors Review - $20 ticket to Hi-Fi Audio on TechPowerUp.
FiiO FD3 Single Dynamic In-Ear Monitors on NikKTech.

Samsung T7 Shield 1TB External SSD Review - Armored Up on Tweaktown.
ADATA SE880 Portable Solid State Drive on ThinkComputers.
ADATA Elite SE880 1TB External Solid State Drive on APHNetworks.
Silicon Power XS70 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD on MadShrimps.

EK-Quantum Surface S360 Radiator Review - Class Leading! on TechPowerUp.
EK-Quantum Surface X360M Radiator on TechPowerUp.

Gigabyte UD750GM 750 W Review - No Lightning This Time on TechPowerUp.
ASUS ROG Strix B660-i Mini ITX Motherboard on HWAsylum.
XMG NEO 15 E22 Laptop (i7-12700H/RTX 3080 Ti) + OASIS External Liquid Cooling System on TechPowerUp.
Crucial DDR5-4800 32GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit on Tweaktown.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse on TechPowerUp.


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